To live the life of the Jetsons.

I was thinking last night that I would like to live just like the Jetsons did in the 1960’s cartoon. I could be like Jane, zipping around in her little space car from one shopping mall to the next.  While I was out shopping, my maid Rosie would be home cooking dinner, and as I recall… all she had to do was push a button and…

Daytime Buddies

The kids are off to school and Mom comes home to her daytime buddies. Let me introduce you to the dynamic duo.  Nikki is our 4-year old Border Collie, and Cody- Boy is our Black Lab. They keep me company while I work on my blog and attempt to find freelance writing jobs. Here there are basking in the morning sun………..It’s amazing…

Are there roller skates in outer space?

I sure hope so, it’s challenging to keep up with two 10 year olds.  I often compare my daughter to a shooting star, “the flash of light from a random, falling meteoroid.”  She is full of questions and curiosity.  My son is more like the fireball, “a dazzling bright meteor,” always racing around the house proclaiming how bored he is. We…

November Birthdays–Double Digits

  This is our month for birthdays. My twins were born in November, I remember it well, as I was in the hospital on Thanksgiving Day. Seems like a lot of their classmates were also born in November. Lots of sleepovers and parties to attend as most of them hit the double digits – 10 years old. For the first time we are having separate parties, boys one day and…

Please, stop the Monkeys from jumpin’ on the bed…….

When I first became a parent of twins, I wanted to protect them as much as possible from any harm. When they became toddlers, up went the gates and kid proofing stuff. Luckily, we didn’t have to take any trips to the ER. Then Grandma sent the kids a nursery rhyme book called, “Five Little Monkeys Jumpin’ On the Bed.” That sent me over the…

The “Witching Hour.”

If you’re a parent, then you know about the “witching hour.” It’s the time span that occurs after school and stretches to after dinner. Kids are decompressing from the school day. Questions abound: What’s for dinner? Do I have to do my homework now? Can I play my video game? I’m hungry! Can we go to the Mall?  Parents…